Water Play

Water Play

  • Early Learning
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • Water
  • ...

Lesson Summary

This activity is designed to get children connecting with nature, experiencing the health and developmental benefits of connecting with natural elements and messy play. Younger children will experience water through all their senses, investigating water in its different forms. Older children will explore and experiment with water, investigating its various forms, states and uses; thinking about all the ways water is used and why it is important to conserve water.

Activity Intention:

  • This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

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Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
5.1 Children interact verbally and non,verbally with others for a range of purposes
5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

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